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Reflecting on wildlife rehabilitation II

- Wayne Linklater Dec 20, 2012

– did Happy-feet’s visit increase support for conservation? You are sick, tired, and thousands of miles from home. Swimming, you pull up yourself up on a beach for a rest. Within hours you are surrounding by hairless primates who stare and take photographs. Within days you … Read More

Conservation, Zoos and Elephant

- Wayne Linklater Dec 11, 2012

  Elephant in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Photo credit: Chris Kelly. Frighteningly, resurgent ivory demand threatens elephant with extinction over large areas of their range. It is a world-war for wildlife on a massive scale. Governments, conservation agencies and private landowners are mobilised across Africa and Asia spending enormous amounts of money to … Read More

Reflecting on ‘Happy-feet’ and wildlife rehabilitation

- Wayne Linklater Dec 01, 2012

It is a magnificent feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie when we rescue, rehabilitate (rehab) and release a wild animal back to its home – the culmination of a considerable emotional, community, and scientific (largely veterinary) investment. Many of us not involved admire the people who rescue and rehab wild animals. We assume that wildlife rehab … Read More

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The Greening of National: just add Gold

- Wayne Linklater Nov 27, 2012

Perhaps your Grandmother, like mine upon seeing my striped shirt, advised that “blue and green shouldn’t be seen, without a colour in between”. Fashion though, like the economy and its politics, is never constant – they are always reinventing themselves. Those clashing stripes have ‘gone out’ again but I think blue-green is set to become fashionable in the economies and … Read More

Learning from US patent trends – innovation and synthesis in Aotearoa

- Wayne Linklater Nov 23, 2012

Innovating is hard and getting harder. You and I, apparently unlike any one before us, are ‘burdened by knowledge’. It is becoming more difficult to be novel – at least alone and early in life. The burden of knowledge –Intellectually deeper, conceptually wider First-time innovators are older, required to be more specialised, and therefore, more likely to lodge … Read More

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